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Potential World Record Tuna

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Species: Yellowfin Tuna

Weight: 405.2#

Boat: Vagabond

Angler: Mike Livingston

Reel: Penn 30W modified by Cal Sheets

Leader: 100 pound Soft Steel

Mainline: 100 pound Power Pro Spectra

Hook: Owner Super Mutu 9/0

Fight Time: 2 Hours 40 Min

Bait: Sardine

That must really hurt the PP haters...

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Man I bet that was fun.  Thats one hell of a tuna.

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This Fish just came in this morning. Rumor is IGFA has recorded it at 406 officially.

What was cool about this is it was caught on Wed or Thurs, and the word got out, and It was all over the local news. Anglers drove as far as LA just to see a peice of history.

Here's the fish and angler..

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That's a lot of tuna steaks right there. Man, what a fight that must have been!

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So I did some research on the line..It's called soft steel made by a company called Fox. It's mono, I can only find it in the UK. They do make line in less pound test for Bass fishing.

Who's gonna be the ginnie pig?

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MMMMmmmmmmmmm

Herb encrusted, seared to a Rare and served with wasabi and soy sauce over Wild rice..... 

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Anybody know what that fish is worth to a Japanese sushi chef?

When I was in Hawaii, They talked about it a lot. The Charter captains all said that if you caught a tuna, they'd radio to shore and when you got in, there would be a half-dozen Sushi chef's there to divide up your catch and pay you for it.

I don't remember how much it was, but it was a sick amount of money.

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Probably anywhere from 75 to 100 grand. Give or take a few thousand. Big tuna are worth big...big bucks.

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Anyone every watch that show on Discovery called "Life on the Line?"  Its about long-liners and how they fish for swordfish, anyway every once and a while they catch a tuna and the fisherman start jumping up and down because of money it fetches the crew.  I saw an episode where they actually rate the Tuna and base price per pound on it not just overall weight of fish.  Interesting stuff.

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Anybody know what that fish is worth to a Japanese sushi chef?

When I was in Hawaii, They talked about it a lot. The Charter captains all said that if you caught a tuna, they'd radio to shore and when you got in, there would be a half-dozen Sushi chef's there to divide up your catch and pay you for it.

I don't remember how much it was, but it was a sick amount of money.

Probably nothing.  There are very very very strict guidelines on the preparation of sashimi grade tuna after being caught.

http://wwwx.spc.int/coastfish/Fishing/Sashimi_E/Sashimi.pdf

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Anybody know what that fish is worth to a Japanese sushi chef?

When I was in Hawaii, They talked about it a lot. The Charter captains all said that if you caught a tuna, they'd radio to shore and when you got in, there would be a half-dozen Sushi chef's there to divide up your catch and pay you for it.

I don't remember how much it was, but it was a sick amount of money.

Probably nothing. There are very very very strict guidelines on the preparation of sashimi grade tuna after being caught.

http://wwwx.spc.int/coastfish/Fishing/Sashimi_E/Sashimi.pdf

Correct.  Its the wrong species anyway.

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Wow,a fishing feat like this and all ya talk about is the price of the meat?

The price of the meat is chump change compared to what all involved are gonna get now. Mike Livingston is a retired, educated man and has instantly become the spokesman for Penn, power pro, Owner hooks, and Cal sheets ( Cal's drag grease) to name a few. The rod he used was a rod he wrapped himself and can't remember what blank.

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Wow,a fishing feat like this and all ya talk about is the price of the meat?

The price of the meat is chump change compared to what all involved are gonna get now. Mike Livingston is a retired, educated man and has instantly become the spokesman for Penn, power pro, Owner hooks, and Cal sheets ( Cal's drag grease) to name a few. The rod he used was a rod he wrapped himself and can't remember what blank.

Wanna bet he remembers pretty quick! ;D

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Wow,a fishing feat like this and all ya talk about is the price of the meat?

The price of the meat is chump change compared to what all involved are gonna get now. Mike Livingston is a retired, educated man and has instantly become the spokesman for Penn, power pro, Owner hooks, and Cal sheets ( Cal's drag grease) to name a few. The rod he used was a rod he wrapped himself and can't remember what blank.

Wanna bet he remembers pretty quick! ;D

One of the major rod companies will help him remember real quick.  ;)

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